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Cultural & Academic Films

This library of academic and cultural films features collections from the Academic Film Archive and the Media Burn Independent Film Archive, as well as a selection of documentaries created by Dorothy Fadiman. In addition, films from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology are presented including those by Watson Kintner who used film to document his world travels, and the popular television show from the 1950s: “What in the World?”



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Timothy Leary Archive: Videos
Aug 9, 2020
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This video is of footage of a lively debate between Timothy Leary and Ram Dass. The topics range from humanism, God, and the differences between them.
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The ASL Dictionary
Aug 5, 2020 Center for Accessible Technology in Sign
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ASL vocabulary
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Topic: fetch
Khan Academy
Jun 24, 2020
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slightly more complicated equations
favorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Salman Khan, Khan Academy
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
Jun 23, 2020 Watson Kintner
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All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304 or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
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Topic: Mexico
Khan Academy
Jun 22, 2020
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How to get correct advice when you can only ask one question from either a liar or a truthteller (when you don't know who is what)
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Topics: Salman Khan, Khan Academy
Khan Academy
Jun 21, 2020
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Overview of the Vietnam War
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Topics: Salman Khan, Khan Academy
Khan Academy
Jun 16, 2020
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Introduction to addition. Multiple visual ways to represent addition.
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Topics: Salman Khan, Khan Academy
Academic Film Archive of North America
Jun 14, 2020 Johanna Alemann
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Outstanding color cinematography by Guy Haselton shows nature in all seasons and in color patterns, textures, and designs of rare effectiveness. For more on director Johanna Alemann, visit http://www.afana.org/alemann.htm
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Academic Film Archive of North America
Jun 12, 2020 Richard Leacock
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This PSSC film utilizes a fascinating set consisting of a rotating table and furniture occupying surprisingly unpredictable spots within the viewing area. The fine cinematography by Abraham Morochnik, and funny narration by University of Toronto professors Donald Ivey and Patterson Hume is a wonderful example of the fun a creative team of filmmakers can have with a subject that other, less imaginative types might find pedestrian.
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Topics: physics, science, PSSC
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
Jun 2, 2020 Arthur and Kate Tode (Kahop)
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All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
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Topics: Gwalior, India, Delhi, Fatehpur Sikri, Lahore, Pakistan, Khyber Pass
Academic Film Archive of North America
Jun 2, 2020 Edward English
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Lisl Weil, a dancer who often performed in New York with friend Tommy Scherman and his Little Orchestra Society, was also a splendid charcoal artist. Here, accompanied by Sherman’s musical interpretation of the Paul Dukas classic, she soars across the screen, drawing abstract characters on a massive blank board in a timeless, fun film that juxtaposes wonderfully with the better-known Disney treatment in 'Fantasia.'
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Topics: charcoal, dukas
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
May 29, 2020 Middlebury College
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Baccalaureate address to the Middlebury College Class of 2001, delivered by Fred Rogers. This video is part of the Middlebury College Commencement Archive.
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Topics: Baccalaureate addresses, Personal growth, Empathy
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
May 3, 2020 Watson Kintner
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All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
favorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Bali, Balinese Hindu Temples, Masks, Dance, Dancing, Gamelan orchestra, Rice cultivation,...
TED Talks
Apr 22, 2020 TED.com
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Despite multibillion-dollar investments in cybersecurity, one of its root problems has been largely ignored: who are the people who write malicious code? Underworld investigator Misha Glenny profiles several convicted coders from around the world and reaches a startling conclusion.
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Topics: TEDTalks, TEDGlobal 2011, TED, Talks, Internet, computers, crime, global issues, technology, 2011
Academic Film Archive of North America
Apr 12, 2020 Carson "Kit" Davidson
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Fourteen international awards, including an Academy Award, Nomination and the Special Prize of the Jury, Cannes Intl Festival. Presents a surrealistic and humorous satire on the Madison Avenue image of the world through advertising. The terrific jazz soundtrack was done by Bob Brookmeyer and Gerry Mulligan, who was a friend of filmmaker Carson "Kit" Davidson. This film was restored courtesy the Academy Film Archive. More on Davidson and his other films you can view at...
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Topics: experimental, jazz, dada, surrealism
Timothy Leary Archive: Videos
Apr 11, 2020
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This video is a documentary called How Timothy Leary Changed My Life, a film by Claire Burch. (part 1) It has recollections by several people on LSD experiences and meeting Leary in person.
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Topics: LSD, The Sixties, claire burch, documentaries
Academic Film Archive of North America
Apr 5, 2020 Encyclopedia Britannica, Charles L. Finance
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'Controversy Over the Moon' (1971) 15m, dir. Charles L. Finance. This film describes the efforts of scientists to determine the composition of the moon and how it affects the solar system, what meteors aremade from and how craters are formed. The debate here, between geologists Jack Green, who advocates vulcanism, and Eugene M. Shoemaker, who advocates meteorite collision, is over what caused the Copernicus carter. Another in the AGI (American Geological Institute)'Eath Science' series of films...
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Topics: afana, moon, geology, meteors, craters, astrology, volcanoes
Timothy Leary Archive: Videos
Apr 5, 2020
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A documentary called Timothy Leary's Last Trip with Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters by A.J.Catoline, O.B.B.Babbs, and David Herman. Film features soundtrack including previously unreleased Grateful Dead tracks. Original footage of Leary, The Merry Pranksters and the Grateful Dead. Includes narration by author Ken Kesey. Exclusive footage of Leary’s final "Cyber Chat" with Ken Kesey on the internet.
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Memories to Light: Asian American Home Movies
Apr 5, 2020
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Description : The Gee family of Sacramento was your typical nuclear family living in Suburbia. Mom. Dad. Son. Daughter. Occasionally a pet fish. Dad worked for the government (it IS Sacramento after all), Mom worked as a nurse at UC Davis. Son and Daughter studied hard, took piano lessons, enjoyed summer break playing in the back yard. Being a tech geek (in the 1970s), Dad bought a movie camera and was able to document our lives. The treat of the year was our summer vacations, where we’d all...
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Topics: piano, kids, gifts, trains, California State Museum, home movies, Filipino, Chinese,...
Memories to Light: Asian American Home Movies
Mar 22, 2020
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Description : The Jung Family lived in San Francisco's Russian Hill neighborhood and created home movies of family outings, picnics, and trips in and around the Bay Area from 1952-1967. Dr. Edmund Dixon Jung (1914-2006) and Dr. Haw Chan Jung (1919-2013) both grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and met attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF); both class of 1944. Dr. Edmund Jung was a doctor of internal medicine at the VA Medical Center in Oakland beginning in 1951, and Dr....
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Topics: Dallas, New Orleans, University of Nevada, Pon Yu picnic, picnics, Fairyland, Oakland, home movies,...
Home movie of the 1933-1934 World's Fair: Century of Progress International Exhibition held in Chicago, Illinois. Courtesy of Frances M. Fung.
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Topics: Home movies, Chinese American families, World's fairs, World's Fair (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.),...
Anarchivism
Mar 18, 2020
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Ripped from VHS. Tthe first effort by director and co-producer Jan Nickman which served as a demonstration of computer animation when the art-form was still in its relative infancy. It is composed of a sequence of segments ambitiously chronicling the formation of Earth ("Creation"), the rise of human civilizations ("Civilization Rising"), and the technological advances of humanity from the advent of agriculture to the future exploration of the cosmos. The video speculatively...
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Topics: computers, technology, animation, cgi
Academic Film Archive of North America
Mar 13, 2020 Stephen White
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Using a large-scale Millikan apparatus, the value of the Coulomb force constant is determined. Hosted by professor Eric M. Rogers.
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Topic: PSSC physics
Academic Film Archive of North America
Feb 17, 2020 Thomas G. Smith
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Tom Smith headed up the Special Effects team at Industrial Light & Magic, where he created all the goodies for the 'Star Wars' films. This is his academic film masterwork, which took over a year to create, over 13 weeks to film, and utilized "traveling mattes," with as many as five separate films running in the background, showcasing wonderful models and graphics. About the making of the film, Tom Smith writes: "I made that film in 1976 with Richard Basehart as narrator and a...
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Topics: space, universe, Industrial Light and Magic, ILM
Educational Films
Feb 17, 2020 Thomas G. Smith
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This film examines the process of holography, types of holograms, and the uses of the hologram for artistic and scientific purposes, as demonstrated by Tung H. Jeong, PhD, Lake Forest College. About the film, director Tom Smith writes: "Nobel Prize winner Dennis Gabor, holography’s inventor, saw the film after it was made and said it was the best film on the subject that he had seen. It is such a visual subject it made for a good film. I knew the 3-D quality could only be appreciated if...
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Topics: Physics., Photography., Light.
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
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A rather technical film which uses the premise of a dramatised lecture to doctors in white coats (all male) to review the anatomical and physiological background for the rational use of drugs which act on the 'autonomic nervous system'. 'Situational stress' is described and the causes of stress-related illnesses mapped using attractive medical illustrations (eg. from the back to the brain and there on to the eye etc.) which are rationalised in this way. The cure for stress is recommended to be...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Stress, Physiological, Neurologic Manifestations
Timothy Leary Archive: Videos
Nov 13, 2019
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Drug Peace forum at Fort Mason Center, CA on June 24, 1995. Produced by Claire Burch. Ram Dass gives a talk about the the Drug War.
( 3 reviews )
Topics: Drugs, Drug War, Ram Dass, fort mason center, chaire burch
Academic Film Archive of North America
Oct 31, 2019 Vincent R. Tortora
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Explores the history, traditions and practices of the Lubavitch Hasidic Community of New York. Visits their synagogue, homes, school and other parts of their community. Incorporates Chabad - Hasidic - songs and melodies in the soundtrack
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Topics: Judaism, Lubavitch, Chabad
TED Talks
Oct 30, 2019 TED.com
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For foreigners, learning to speak Chinese is a hard task. But learning to read the beautiful, often complex characters of the Chinese written language may be less difficult. ShaoLan walks through a simple lesson in recognizing the ideas behind the characters and their meaning -- building from a few simple forms to more complex concepts. Call it Chineasy.
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Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, china, education, language, TED2013, 2013
TED Talks
Oct 30, 2019 TED.com
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In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated.
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Topics: TEDTalks, TED2012, TED, Talks, business, culture, psychology, 2012
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
Oct 18, 2019 Watson Kintner
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All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304 or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
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Topics: Mexico, Rivera, Diego, Mexico City, Artists, Mexican
Academic Film Archive of North America
Oct 6, 2019 Lee Bobker/Lester Becker
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The Black upper middle-class Myers family moves into all-white Levittown, PA in August, 1957, and are snubbed and mistreated, in this powerful landmark documentary showcasing racism in the United States.
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Topics: african-american, black, racism, housing, urban
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
Sep 29, 2019 Arthur and Kate Tode (Kahop)
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All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain. Unedited travelogue
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Topics: San Blas Islands, Kuna people, Old Antigua, Guatemala City, Marketplace, Applique work, Mola,...
Khan Academy
Sep 15, 2019
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An introduction to functions.
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Topics: Salman Khan, Khan Academy
Academic Film Archive of North America
Jun 27, 2019 Bruce And Katharine Cornwell
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'Journey to the Center of a Triangle' (1976) 8m, dir. Bruce & Katharine Cornwell. Another fabulous film by the Cornwells, created on the Tektronics 4051 Graphics Terminal. Presents a series of animated constructions that determine the center of a variety of triangles, including such centers as circumcenter, incenter, centroid and orthocenter. The music is Bach's preludes 8 (Eb minor) and 12 (F minor) from the Well Tempered Clavier. More on the Cornwells at http://www.afana.org/cornwell.htm...
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Topics: mathematics, science
Academic Film Archive of North America
May 11, 2019 Milan Herzog
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Examines the concepts of the entropy principle and of astronomical time, the relation of subjective and external time, and the definition of a second. Includes demonstrations of scientific timepieces and of the cyclotron. Features producer Milan Herzog in cameo role as the director of a space project.
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Topics: afana, Herzog
Academic Film Archive of North America
Apr 21, 2019 Bert Salzman
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For most of his life, Angel has been a migrant worker, helping his family as they move from place to place picking crops. When a phone won't work, Angel enlists "Big Joe's" aid to repair it and from then on a friendship develops. Joe and the boy team up to start a rose-growing business. A call from Angel's father comes, the family must leave. Angel can stay with Joe and the promise of a future, or he can go with his family and continue in the uncertain lifestyle of his parents....
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Topics: Bert Salzman, Academy Award
TED Talks
Apr 13, 2019 TED.com
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Swallowing pills to get medication is a quick, painless and often not entirely effective way of treating disease. A potentially better way? Lasers. In this passionate talk, TED Fellow Patience Mthunzi explains her idea to use lasers to deliver drugs directly to cells infected with HIV. It's early days yet, but could a cure be on the horizon?
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Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, health, medicine, science, TED2015, 2015
Academic Film Archive of North America
Apr 11, 2019 Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, Inc.
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Uses demonstrations and examples in discussing the origin and composition of sedimentary rocks. Explains methods by which students can learn about the ways in which sediments are produced, transported, accumulated, and hardened into sedimentary rock.
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Topic: geology
Academic Film Archive of North America
Apr 6, 2019 Encyclopedia Britannica; Stanley Croner
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Follows contemporary American poet James Dickey on a three week lecture tour. Reveals the actual thoughts and feelings of the poet through his conversations and poetry readings.
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Topics: james dickey, poet
Anarchivism
Mar 2, 2019
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Computer Dreams is an award-winning 1988 film created by Digital Vision Entertainment and released by MPI Home Entertainment. Written, produced and directed by Geoffrey de Valois and hosted by Amanda Pays, it consists primarily of clips and behind-the-scenes work of early computer graphics animation. Notably included are "Luxo Jr." and "Red's Dream", the first two short films from Pixar Studios. The film is an hour long and features a haunting electronic score by Music...
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Topics: computer animation, cgi, computer graphics
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
Feb 11, 2019 Dr. Harry B. Wright
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All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain. See duplicate footage in f16-0699
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Topics: Brazil, Touring, Tourism
The Balinese Digital Library
Jan 19, 2019
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Contemporary dance performance
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Topic: dance, contemporary dance, Bali
A/V Geeks
Dec 31, 2018 Southerby Productions
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The catalogue says "Uses fantasy and humor in order to break down the resistance to treatment of people arrested for drunken driving and to promote alcohol safety." The film ends with mom, dad, and two kids plunging over a cliff to their deaths. Designed for use in Alcohol Safety Action Project programs.
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Topics: driving, dui, drinking
Appalshop Archive
Dec 28, 2018 Appalshop
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Bluegrass band plays for a crowd at Appalachia Motel in Hyden, Kentucky. Billed as "A Night to Remember: An Evening of Musical Moonshining at the Appalachia Motel." Musicians include Wayne Bishop, Robbie Horton, Joey Lewis, Paul Wooten. 1983.
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Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, bluegrass music
Appalshop Archive
Dec 28, 2018 Mountain Community Television
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Noted author James Still reads his short story "A Ride on the Short Dog," and the poems "I Was Born Humble," "Uncle Ambrose," "Heritage," "White Highways," "Spring on Troublesome Creek," and "Apple Trip" to a group of students at Clinch Valley College (now UVA-Wise). This program was videotaped for broadcast on cable television Channel 12 as part of the Broadside/Mountain Community Television initiative to provide locally...
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Topics: Appalachian Region, Southern, Appalachian Region, Southern -- Poetry, Still, James, 1906-2001,...
Buckminster Fuller Archive
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During the last two weeks of January 1975 Buckminster Fuller gave an extraordinary series of lectures concerning his entire life's work. These thinking out loud lectures span 42 hours and examine in depth all of Fuller's major inventions and discoveries from the 1927 Dymaxion house, car and bathroom, through the Wichita House, geodesic domes, and tensegrity structures, as well as the contents of Synergetics. Autobiographical in parts, Fuller recounts his own personal history in the context of...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Buckminster Fuller, Dymaxion house, Wichita House, geodesic domes, tensegrity structures,...
TED Talks
Nov 30, 2018 TED.com
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Ready to dance in your seat? Drummer Clayton Cameron breaks down different genres of music—from R&B to Latin to pop—by their beats. A talk that proves hip hop and jazz aren't cooler than math—they simply rely on it.
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Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, math, music, performance, TEDYouth 2013, 2013
Grays Harbor Photograph Collection
Nov 17, 2018 Pratsch, Charles R.; MacKenzie, Colin S.
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Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Is found in PC 18, Charles R. Pratsch Photographs http://libraries.wsu.edu/masc/finders/pratsch.htm at Washington State University Libraries'; Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC) http://libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
Nov 14, 2018 Wellcome Library
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This film shows various cases of mothers who have difficulty breast feeding their babies. Solutions to the problems are demonstrated, for instance a case of inverted nipples can be treated successfully with massage and the use of a breast pump. An inadequate milk supply can be supplemented with formula. 'Flabby breasts' can be successfully treated with massage, supplementary feeding and exercise. 2 segments.
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Topics: Anatomy, Breast Feeding, Maternal Behavior, Mothers, Maternal and child health, Anatomy, Breast...
Academic Film Archive of North America
Nov 11, 2018 Kent Wilson
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Directed by Gabriel Weiss. One of the strangest, fun, and perhaps most unforgettable films in the science genre was this, produced by University of California at San Diego chemistry professor Kent Wilson, and choreographed by Weiss’ future wife and 1969 America’s Junior Miss, Jackie Benington. After a short description of the interaction between “stars” 30s Ribosome, mRNA, and Initiator Factor One by Stanford’s Nobel Prize-winning Paul Berg, the camera moves to an open field at...
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Topics: protein, DNA, RNA
Academic Film Archive of North America
Oct 22, 2018 John Barnes
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This is the first film in Barnes' 'Shaw vs. Shakespeare' series, considered by experts to be among the finest educational films ever made. Here is wonderful introduction to Barnes as an insightful and witty interpreter of Shakespeare on film, the opening film of the triptych focusing on George Bernard Shaw’s belief that, although Shakespeare’s play was superior to his own, the treatment of the character of Caesar was not. Shaw, as written by Barnes, prefers a Caesar whose...
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Topics: Geoge Bernard Shaw, Shaw, Shakespeare, Moffat, Kiley, Grossman
Khan Academy
Sep 22, 2018
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Chromosomal basis for gender. Sex-linked traits.
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Topics: Salman Khan, Khan Academy
Academic Film Archive of North America
Sep 21, 2018
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A 'new' version of the original of 1925, touting Santa Clara Valley's agricultural roots. Here we see the Clapp's Baby Food factory, the American Can Company plant, FMC, San Jose Steel, and Moffett Field, all accessible via the old Monterey Highway, or after arrival on the Coast Daylight steam locomotive-driven train.
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Topics: San Jose, Santa Clara Valley, Coast Daylight, Southern Pacific, FMC, Moffett Field
Academic Film Archive of North America
Sep 12, 2018 John Barnes
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In maintaining that Brutus was the least morally-reprehensible character in Shakespeare’s play, Shaw here plays the critic, offering analysis to the scenes played by Barnes’ remarkable cast, led by Donald Moffat, Richard Kiley and Suzanne Grossman. This is the second of a 3 part series. To view the first and third parts, visit http://www.archive.org/details/shaw_vs_shakespeare_1 and http://www.archive.org/details/shaw_vs_shakespeare_3
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Topics: George Bernard Shaw, Shaw, Shakespeare, Moffat, Kiley, Grossman
TED Talks
Aug 16, 2018 TED.com
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What's haunting Carrie Poppy? Is it ghosts or something worse? In this talk, the investigative journalist narrates her encounter with a spooky feeling you'll want to warn your friends about and explains why we need science to deal with paranormal activity.
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Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, curiosity, death, fear, health, mind, science, society, sound, storytelling,...
Academic Film Archive of North America
Jul 26, 2018 Carson "Kit" Davidson
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The mechanized production of Duro-Test light bulbs is filmed as a dance to the tune of the Brandenburg, as choreographed filaments, glass, and metal combine in a dynamic finale. For more on Carson Davidson, visit http://www.afana.org/davidsoncarson.htm
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Topics: industrial, light bulb
Fadiman Social Documentaries
Jul 15, 2018 Dorothy Fadiman, Daniel Meyers
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When Abortion Was Illegal: Untold Stories illuminates a largely undocumented era, from the end of the 19th century through the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision in 1973. This Academy Award-nominated film features compelling first person accounts, which reveal the physical, legal, and emotional consequences during the era when abortion was a criminal act. Until recently, the era of illegal abortion had been a "sealed chapter" in U.S. women's history. The aura of shame surrounding...
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Topics: Dorothy Fadiman, Academy Award, Oscar, Concentric Media, reproductive rights, women, women's...
Washington State University Libraries
May 30, 2018 Washington State University
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Annual yearbook of the State College of Washington (later Washington State University).
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Topics: Washington State University, College yearbooks, Washington (State)
Source: Is found in MASC's WSU Publications, WSU 46. Volumes can be found on shelf in the Holland/Terrell Libraries at LD5731.W665 C55x.
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
May 25, 2018
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This amateur film, which has been edited semi-professionally with additional intertitles and maps to orientate the viewer, consists of footage of the homeward journey by the party on SS Rajputana, P&O steamship from Penang to London. The party arrive at Colombo, Ceylon for a meeting of BMA members. There is a traditional native performance of male dancers. In Bombay, an Indian snake charmer is seen in action. Venom is shown being extracted from a snake. The Bombay branch of the BMA greets...
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Topics: Travel, Voyages around the world
TED Talks
May 24, 2018 TED.com
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Why are pencils shaped like hexagons, and how did they get their iconic yellow color? Pencil shop owner Caroline Weaver takes us inside the fascinating history of the pencil.
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Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, design, history, industrial design, writing, TED2017, 2018
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
May 22, 2018
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A demonstration of an emergency thoractomy, cardiac massage and treatment of cardiac arrest by a medical officer. The correct procedure is shown by diagram and then by demonstration of the heart itself.
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Topic: Cardiology
Academic Film Archive of North America
May 2, 2018 William Deneen
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Old ways are juxtaposed with the influence of modern housing, food, and clothing, filmed in Frobisher Bay (now Iqaluit),Baffin Island.
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Topics: Nunavut, Arctic, Inuit
Academic Film Archive of North America
Apr 15, 2018 Frank Paine
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'Birch Canoe Builder' (1970) 20m, dir. Craig Hinde. Presents a study of the life of 80 year old Bill Hafeman, of Big Fork, MN, a woodsman and craftsman, who builds canoes from birch bark, cedar planks and spruce roots in the traditional Indian way, utilizing neither nails nor glue. Shows him constructing a canoe accompanied by his wife, Violet, as he describes his life in the forest environment and reflects on the importance of preserving ecological order.
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Topics: Native American craft, afana, canoe
LION TV: Library Information Literacy Online Network
Mar 30, 2018
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A demonstration of the Alexa.com web statistics and analytics site. Possible uses of Alexa.com for academic research are suggested. Created Dec 10, 2008 by Richard Baer using Camtasia Studio 5. Approximately 2:55 minutes. The Camtasia Studio 5 source file and .swf file for this tutorial are available from the ANTS repository at the University of Calgary.https://dspace.ucalgary.ca/handle/1880/46846
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Academic Film Archive of North America
Mar 5, 2018 Rudolf Pok? or Bernard Luber?
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‘Trio’ (1953?) 30m, dir. Irving Reis or Jules Dassin. Landmark musical performances were a staple of early television, but unfortunately many of the early examples have been destroyed. This extremely rare film documents cellist Gregor Piatigorsky, violinist Jascha Heifetz, and pianist Artur Rubenstein. Somewhat stilted in the way only early television can be, it nevertheless showcases the techniques and personalities of three of the 20th century’s greatest musicians.
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TED Talks
Feb 26, 2018 TED.com
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How do we respect someone's religious beliefs, while also holding religion accountable for the damage those beliefs may cause? Chelsea Shields has a bold answer to this question. She was raised in the orthodox Mormon tradition, and she spent the early part of her life watching women be excluded from positions of importance within the LDS Church. Now, this anthropologist, activist and TED Fellow is working to reform her church's institutionalized gender inequality. "Religions can liberate...
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Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, God, TED Fellows, activism, community, faith, feminism, identity, inequality,...
TED Talks
Feb 10, 2018 TED.com
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If architect and writer John Cary has his way, women will never need to stand in pointlessly long bathroom lines again. Lines like these are representative of a more serious issue, Cary says: the lack of diversity in design that leads to thoughtless, compassionless spaces. Design has a unique ability to dignify and make people feel valued, respected, honored and seen — but the flip side is also true. Cary calls for architects and designers to expand their ranks and commit to serving the...
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Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, architecture, collaboration, community, creativity, design, public spaces,...
TED Talks
Feb 5, 2018 TED.com
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Psychopathic killers are the basis for some must-watch TV, but what really makes them tick? Neuroscientist Jim Fallon talks about brain scans and genetic analysis that may uncover the rotten wiring in the nature (and nurture) of murderers. In a too-strange-for-fiction twist, he shares a fascinating family history that makes his work chillingly personal.
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Topics: TEDTalks, TED2009, TED, Talks, brain, consciousness, development, mind, psychology, science,...
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
Feb 3, 2018 Mato Grosso Expedition Collection
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All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
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Topics: Matto Grosso Expedition, University Museum expeditions, Petrullo, Vincenzo, Mato Grosso, Brazil
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
Jan 9, 2018 Watson Kintner
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All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
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Topics: Bali, Balinese Hindu Temples, Cremation ceremony, Cremation, Funerals, Street scenes
Anarchivism
Jan 4, 2018
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Ripped from VHS 21 Award winning Computer Animation Short Films. Computer Animation Festival is the ultimate showcase of the world's best computer animation short films. Exotic tales of adventure, romantic dramas and outrageous short stories will entertain people of all ages. Bright, crisp computer animation awaits you in this spectacular display of imagination and technology. Segments: 1. Locomotion 12. The Dolphin 2. Particle Dreams 13. Mars The Movie 3. The Mouse 14. More Bells &...
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Topics: computer, animation, technology, cgi
Academic Film Archive of North America
Dec 28, 2017 Ray Garner
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This film brings alive the life and times of thousands of years ago in ancient Israel. Depicts the beauty of the land which gave birth to three religions, the sites where heroic deeds took place, and the towering splendor of the ancient works. For more on Ray Garner, visit http://www.afana.org/garner.htm
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Topic: Israel
Academic Film Archive of North America
Dec 28, 2017 Philip Stapp
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Sent by the U.S. government as a participant in the Marshall Plan with a specific mission to assist the French in re-gearing their animation studios, Stapp discovered a Europe much-decimated by war, but in further danger of annihilation by nuclear weapons. Returning to the U.S., he produced this alarming-yet-hopeful film, replete with its lonely, Tanguy-inspired landscapes peopled with static figures casting long shadows across charcoal-colored plains. While taking the risk of leaning a bit...
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Topic: animation, Marshall Plan
Academic Film Archive of North America
Dec 28, 2017 Philip Stapp
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'Symmetry' (1966) 10m, dir. Philip Stapp Stapp was one of the greatest animators working in the 1950-1975 era, using stylized, often pointillist abstract imagery, in a floating world sometimes surrealist, at other times reminiscent of Japanese "ukiyo-e" illustration. His spectacular 'Symmetry' is his greatest film, a fantasy of dancing images breaking apart, spinning, and converging. For more information on Stapp, visit: http://www.afana.org/stapp.htm
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Topic: Animation